Memory Lane: ‘We Belong to a Mutual Admiration Society’

Going back, way back, all the way to 1956–remember this? Teresa Brewer had a big hit with We Belong to a Mutual Admiration Society. I was only a little shaver at the time–in fact, I didn’t shave at all–but I never quite forgot this song.

Dopes like to speak of the 1950s as a cultural dead zone: but check out this song. Actual music provided by actual musicians. Clever, witty lyrics. An absence of rancor.

I’m posting stuff like this for those of us who remember what it was like, and for those who are too young to have experienced it: to deliver the message that once upon a time, and not so long ago, things used to be a great deal better than they are now–and that it is, after all, possible to have a relatively clean popular culture that’s still a lot of fun.

3 comments on “Memory Lane: ‘We Belong to a Mutual Admiration Society’

  1. Great tune! there was a lot more life in music before everything was multitracked and the musicians involved never were even in the same room at the same time. Those trombones were tight, and played their parts spot on.

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